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The latest book by Steve Yetiv, professor of political science at Old Dominion University, was reviewed in Wednesday's editions of The Wall Street Journal.

Yetiv's "Crude Awakenings: Global Oil Security and American Foreign Policy" was reviewed by William Tucker, the author of "Progress and Privilege: America in the Age of Environmentalism," among other books.

Tucker called Yetiv's book "smart, practical and convincing.

"Mr. Yetiv...argues that while trade and 'dependency' may put nations into conflict, it also pulls them together," Tucker writes. "China, for example, may be gutting America's old manufacturing economy, but its industrial revolution has made it dependent on us for markets. Russia has become much more cooperative since joining the trading world. Saudi Arabia may be able to manipulate oil prices, but it needs to sell oil as much as we need to buy it."

The text of the review is available online at http://www.opinionjournal.com/la/?id=110005622.

This article was posted on: September 16, 2004

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